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View Diary: What the f*&^* is wrong with us??? (A rant) (166 comments)

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  •  From what I remember (2+ / 0-)
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    Lonely Texan, slowbutsure

    there was a lot of liberal support for the change in the mental health system.

    We were opposed to so many being locked up.

    So we are all to blame.

    •  Yes, but (3+ / 0-)
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      Dave925, marina, slowbutsure

      We were promised, in exchange for our votes, that mental health clinics and halfway houses etc. would be funded.  They got what they wanted and we got.........yeah, that sucking silence.

      ~Arianna_Editrix-- I willingly accept Cassandra’s fate, To speak the truth, altho’ believ’d too late

      by Arianna Editrix on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 12:24:00 AM PST

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    •  It was partly a reaction (2+ / 0-)
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      slowbutsure, Arianna Editrix

      to practices of the past, when cheating husbands would have their wives locked up, or when people who weren't even mentally ill or disabled were locked up for decades because of misdiagnosis or uncaring family who just wanted the person out of their lives.

      So the idea of community programs and external support for the mentally ill, and new attention paid to their legal rights, sounded good. But as we know, the hospitals were shut down and the community support never has been sufficiently funded by our legislatures.

      So we have people who are unable to properly care for themselves, who die from this neglect. Or maybe I should call it abuse.

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